Management Team and Experts
Emerging Markets Country Partners
Country Analyst Teams in Eastern Europe and Asia
Naveen Sharma - India
Naveen is the founder of The Research Pedia. Naveen is a business consultant and research specialist, with nearly 7 years of experience in industries including, IT, financial services, media, maritime, real estate, FMCG and energy.During his last engagement as business research head with a research and consulting firm he was instrumental in ramping up company's business research division and executing challenging short term and long term assignments. Prior to this he was leading the research team in a maritime consultancy firm. Prior to this Naveen was co-founder and head business research of a KPO and was responsible for business development and project execution. Naveen has a proven ability to work in unstructured situations without guidance and has served fortune 500 firms. He also has extensive client facing experience including working with top management of various large and medium size firms across the globe.Naveen has a Bachelors and Masters of Technology degree from Department of Chemical Engineering (2004) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay
Deepen Ram - Geneva, Switzerland
Deepen Ram was born in India in 1964, and has lived and been educated on three continents experiencing the culture, values, and education in India, the USA, and Europe.From entering boarding school in India at the age of 6 to completing his undergraduate degree in Psychology in the USA and graduate degree in Marketing in Switzerland, Deepen has gained a dynamic understanding, knowledge, and perception of cross-cultural education, business, and social issues.Dee penís father, Dr. Eric Ram was one of the pioneers of the holistic health and sustainable development concept from the Mid-1960ís, whose sustainable development project in public health was chosen as a model for sustainable development by various leading international organizations, bringing Deepen to Geneva, Switzerland from where he has been based since 1977.Having worked with international companies and organizations across various fields ranging from education, personal counseling, business management, and investment banking, Deepen is currently working as an active investment and management advisor with an integrated and practical approach to Education, Management, and Business.
Lawrence Bloom - London, UK
Currently Lawrence holds the position of Deputy Chairman of the Low Carbon City Initiative, which is twinning six Chinese cities with six US cities to share green technology information. He is Vice Chair of Climate Prosperity Strategies helping to advise Brazilian cities and states, through Rapid Response Teams, on reducing their carbon emissions by 80% by 2020 as part of the Brazil 2020 campaign. Lawrence has taken two non-executive positions, as Deputy Chairman of Noble Cities plc. and Chairman of Connolly & CallaghanLawrence is a Council Member and the former Chairman the World Economic Forum, Global Agenda Council on Urban Management and the Chairman of the UN Environmental Programme, Green Economy Initiative, Green Cities, Buildings and Transport Panel. He is the Chairman for United Kingdom Affairs for the Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization and is also a Member of the Jury of the Globe Award for Sustainable Cities, held annually in Stockholm, Sweden. His passion for sustainability led in 1989 to assisting David Gershon in the creation of Global Action Plan. This initiative was designed to impact personal lifestyle choices around sustainable consumption. It was the first to recognize the significance that the individual could play in this role, It is currently in 23 countries and this year was chosen by Sky TV to be their Charity partner of the year.
Nicholas Parker - Toronto,Canada
Nicholas co-founded the largest cleantech group, introducing the cleantech concept to the investment and business community in 2002. Previously Nicholas accumulated over 15 yearsí experience starting and investing venture funds worldwide through limited partnerships, family offices, corporate funds and endowments. During this time, he pioneered the first "sustainability" driven private equity funds and participated in one of the first solar IPOs. In the 1990s, he also founded, built and sold an environmental finance firm. He has served as an advisor to multilateral agencies and major corporations. Nicholas earned a BA Hons. in Technology Studies (Carleton University, Ottawa) and an MBA (City University, London), and has authored or edited more than ten publications related to cleantech, finance and international business, starting with Investing in Emerging Economies in 1993. He served as Chairman of E+Co, a public purpose investment company for clean energy enterprises in developing countries, and is on several boards, including: Government of Singapore Cleantech Advisory Board, Canadian Centre of Excellence for Commercialization of Research and the X PRIZE Energy & Environment Council. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
Raghav Nandagopal - New York, USA
Seasoned executive with proven track record of creating strategies, building businesses, investing in companies and creating significant value across Tech, Media, Communications and Financial Services industries. Hands on professional with diverse experiences in serving in over a dozen company boards. Commercial minded visionary with experience in managing, transforming businesses and creating high impact teams. Raghav Nandagopal has over 20 years of operating, technology and investing experiences with over 9 years in the PE industry. He focuses on investments in the financial services, media, communications and government sectors. Most recently he was the Sr. Partner with Exigen Capital,, private equity fund. Senior Vice President of Bank of America Capital Advisors ($3.2 billion under management) and a Senior Member of the Investment Committee. He joined Bank of America through the acquisition of U.S. Trust where he served as the Co-CEO of the PE funds and head of direct investment programs. Raghav has extensive experience in sourcing, diligence, syndication, execution and exit management as a lead director and has played a leadership role in raising over $350 million for portfolio companies. Some of his exits include NetLogic (NETL), Pilot Software (SAP), Gyration (Thomson SE), PowerSmart (Microchip), VST (Mosaid), Cydelity (Digital Envoy), and he also had oversight for Genoptix (GXDX). He has held 11 board seats during his tenure and has strong relationships with tier-1 venture, growth equity and buyout firms as co-investment and LP partners.
Sonny J.W. Lee - New York, USA and Seoul, Korea
Sonny has over 17 years of experience in the public and private sector green city development infrastructure and natural resources, and Bio-renewable, Bio-degradable fuel for the Bio-Transportation fuels, Bio-jet fuel, Bio-plastics, Bio-Petrochemicals, and Bio-benzene, natural resource energy development projects, and global warming. He is an internationally expert for his work with foreign governments, the US private sector, international organizations, and several multinational corporations. Sonny is currently engaged in several smart city projects including 1) China Eco city project was : Caofeidian - Tangshan, China. 2) Dallan China, 500MW- Green Power Plant project with GD power development Co. LTD. And 3) Global Green Ship yard Project in china Sonny served as a President of World Trade Green Organization until 2011 and Chairman of Global Environmental FundHe is the first person in the world that inventor of SoFineís Formula at year 2000, (Citrus-Green energy) automotive green-fuel, jet green-fuel, automotive chemicals including advanced Bio- citrus fuel additives. Sonny is a also member of US National Republican Congressional Committee. US President of CHS & associates, Friend of Hillary Clinton / New York Host Committee Member, Sonny is a Korea republican chairman US division host Committee , Land of Korea renunciation research institute / Consulting committee , US ethanol association Member. US Florida citrus association Member
Dr. Art Murray - Washington DC
CEO, Applied Knowledge Sciences, Inc.
Dr. Azamat Abdoullaev - Cyprus and Russia
Creator and promoter of the full sustainability community model: Smart/Intelligent Eco-City, and manages The Smart Sustainable Community International Group and EIS Intelligent Systems.
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